Press Notice No 11 Revised, Session 2003 - 04

RESCHEDULED DATE FOR EVIDENCE SESSION:

AIDS ORPHANS

In a press notice issued on 10 February 2004, the International Development Committee announced plans to hold an evidence session on the subject of AIDS orphans, to take place on Tuesday 6 April. However, due to the recent announcement of revised dates for the Easter Recess, the Committee has to reschedule this session. Revised details are as follows:

Date and venue - Tuesday 4 May 2004, Palace of Westminster

Time - 2.30 p.m.

Witnesses - Save the Children, Ugandan Women’s Effort to Save Orphans, UNICEF, and World Vision.

Followed by - Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development.

The Committee invites organisations and individuals with relevant experience and expertise to submit memoranda, ideally before Wednesday 31 March 2004.

This is intended as a “stand alone” evidence session, the Committee will not be producing a report but will publish the transcript of the session along with some of the written submissions.

Written submissions should reach the Clerk of the Committee by Wednesday 31 March. Any memorandum of more than six pages should include a summary at the front. Once submitted, evidence is the property of the Committee and may be published. If possible, please supply an electronic version in MS Word or Rich Text Format by email to [email protected]  When submitted by e-mail or e-mail attachment, a letter should also be sent validating the e-mail.

Those wishing to attend this evidence session should contact the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 to confirm the venue the day before the hearing.

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Further Information

The membership of the Committee is as follows: Tony Baldry (Chairman) (Conservative), John Barrett (Liberal Democrat), Mr John Battle (Labour), Hugh Bayley (Labour), Ann Clwyd (Labour), Mr Tony Colman (Labour), Mr Quentin Davies (Conservative); Mr Piara S. Khabra (Labour), Chris McCafferty (Labour), Mr Andrew Robathan (Conservative) and Tony Worthington (Labour).

Specific Committee Information: For detailed enquiries, please contact Sarah Hartwell, Second Clerk, on 020 7 219 0851 or [email protected]

Media Enquiries: Adele Brown, 020 7 219 0724 or [email protected]

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